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Positive Psychology
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Positive Psychology
This seems to be a popular approach in a lot of the books I'm reading. When I used to go to counselors in the 90s they didn't seem to use this as much. They did the old "I'm here to let you listen to yourself" stuff. I think it may have been better if they would have offered more suggestions. Anyone here have a background in Psychology who has studied this more in depth? What is your view on it? The books promoting it say that it is backed by multiple studies but I haven't heard much from the other side.
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RE: Positive Psychology
The most popular form of talk therapy today is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy. CBT is a very solution-oriented approach that teaches patients how to develop coping strategies to correct flawed interpretations of their environment or redirect ineffective thought patterns so they can respond more effectively to their circumstances.
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#3
RE: Positive Psychology
(despite the 12 Stepper thing) I remain a big fan of pills . . .

Did 2 years of Zoloft after Brian died. I suppose it was easier doing that than delving into a swamp of stuff I wasn't ready for at the time. Hell, there are days now . . . .
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RE: Positive Psychology
(October 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: ~to correct flawed interpretations of their environment~.

Wow! How many sessions will a theists require?
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RE: Positive Psychology
(October 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm)Bahana Wrote: This seems to be a popular approach in a lot of the books I'm reading. When I used to go to counselors in the 90s they didn't seem to use this as much. They did the old "I'm here to let you listen to yourself" stuff. I think it may have been better if they would have offered more suggestions. Anyone here have a background in Psychology who has studied this more in depth? What is your view on it? The books promoting it say that it is backed by multiple studies but I haven't heard much from the other side.

You know, it really depends on the severity of what's bothering you.
'I'm here to let you listen to yourself', is called reflection.
In my opinion, the majority of people need someone to listen to their problems and then reflect those problems back to them so they know that the receiver has been listening.
Often people know what the answers are but need a bit of back up from someone who cares.
It's like that 'teaching people to fish instead of giving them fish', thing.
Behavioural therapy is the next step and even then it starts with giving people more tools to help themselves.
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RE: Positive Psychology
(October 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: The most popular form of talk therapy today is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy. CBT is a very solution-oriented approach that teaches patients how to develop coping strategies to correct flawed interpretations of their environment or redirect ineffective thought patterns so they can respond more effectively to their circumstances.

It occurs to me if a therapist (or even the individual) wasn't real savvy about CBT they could really enhance the problem(s) . . .
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#7
RE: Positive Psychology
One of the news channels interviewed a survivor/witness this morning. Full blown survivors guilt already.
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RE: Positive Psychology
(October 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: The most popular form of talk therapy today is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy. CBT is a very solution-oriented approach that teaches patients how to develop coping strategies to correct flawed interpretations of their environment or redirect ineffective thought patterns so they can respond more effectively to their circumstances.

What do you mean by "flawed interpretations of their environment"? What would an example of that be?
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RE: Positive Psychology
(October 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm)Bahana Wrote: This seems to be a popular approach in a lot of the books I'm reading. When I used to go to counselors in the 90s they didn't seem to use this as much. They did the old "I'm here to let you listen to yourself" stuff. I think it may have been better if they would have offered more suggestions. Anyone here have a background in Psychology who has studied this more in depth? What is your view on it? The books promoting it say that it is backed by multiple studies but I haven't heard much from the other side.

To be honest, I haven't heard the term before, but I think a lot of the ideas have already been implied in other kinds of therapy: couples / family counseling, music therapy for handicapped or elderly, etc.

HOWEVER, (after like 10 minutes googling and reading the wikipedia entry) it seems to me that participation in a Christian institution might relate well to positive psychology, but fairly deliberately foster delusion.

I'd also be curious what if anything PS has to do with chemically-rooted issues like bipolar disorders or depression.
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RE: Positive Psychology
I often just listen to myself talk in therapy, even though my counselor is technically a DBT coach. I think I might be hard to reel in, but she was told by my former therapist that I do most of the work myself, which is true. As Neo said, CBT is a very popular form of positive psychology. He described the more dialectical end of it, though. The behavior part is challenging behaviors that reinforce the cycle of psychological distress. These can be seeking reassurance, avoiding triggers, etc. It is most assuredly backed by a wealth of scientific evidence.
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